All the Indian sportspersons which have reached Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games beginning right here on Thursday and have been accommodated within the completely different villages unfold throughout the West Midlands space have cleared the Covid-19 exams carried out on their arrival.
The Games have been hit by a spat of Covid constructive circumstances with greater than a dozen constructive circumstances every day in the previous few days.
With extra athletes and crew officers reaching right here on Wednesday night, the organizing committee of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and the Commonwealth Games Federation officers have defended the measures taken by them.
The Birmingham 2022 Games are being held with very relaxed Covid-19 protocols with solely the sportspersons and help workers requested to bear a polymerase chain response (PCR) take a look at earlier than departure and one other after arrival in Birmingham.
“All our players have cleared the tests, there is no positive case in the Indian Contingent,” knowledgeable Rajesh Bhandari, Chef de Mission of the Indian crew on Wednesday night.
He stated all of the gamers have been made to bear PCR exams pre-departure and likewise on arrival and have all been cleared.
Two girls cricketers together with prime pacer Pooja Vastraker had examined constructive in exams carried out earlier than the crew’s departure and have been made it to serve isolation in Bangalore.
The Games directors had reported round dozen positives in the previous few days as round 1400 sportspersons reached the second largest metropolis within the United Kingdom for the Games. However, they expressed confidence that the organizing committee’s method to the spat of constructive circumstances.
According to a report within the web site insidethegames.com, Peter Harcourt, medical advisor for the CGF revealed that “Birmingham 2022 has been experiencing a dozen cases a day” in the previous few days as athletes attain town.
The web site stated the Birmingham 2022 organizing committee’s Covid-19 coverage has been questioned by some main crew officers, however Harcourt has defended the measures applied by the organisers.
“We are in the course of a very robust time within the pandemic. It’s advanced, it is altering on a regular basis. I’m fairly pleased with the way in which issues are right here,” Harcourt was quoted as saying within the report.
“They have done an excellent job. We hvae lots of testing coming in so we can address the issue and keep the competition going. I am really confident that we are going to be managing Covid risk well,” he added.
The United Kingdom authorities has eliminated all journey restrictions for folks touring to the nation for the Commonwealth Games.
It was additionally reported that the organizing committee would deal with the constructive circumstances “case by case”, with every testing particular person present process a threat evaluation earlier than deciding whether or not they need to be positioned in isolation.
The report stated that they’re considering the vaccination standing of the members and their earlier take a look at information to determine whether or not to ship them to the village or the quarantine resort.